Mingara Gallery commenced operation in June 2002 in the seaside township of Cowes, the heart of Phillip Island. Phillip Island is situated 140 kms southeast of Melbourne, and is a popular tourist location.
The Gallery represents a stylistically varied selection of Australian contemporary art of the highest calibre produced by local and interstate artists. Mingara gallery also exhibits some fine Aboriginal paintings and craftwork.
Situated in the main street of Cowes, Mingara gallery’s windows display to passing motorists and pedestrians, changing exhibitions of paintings, glass, sculpture, ceramics and jewellery.
Mingara gallery consists of two indoor exhibition spaces with adjoining courtyard areas for sculpture and a substantial stockroom collection by represented artists.